Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

And he will not be guided in his judging by what he sees, or give decisions by the hearing of his ears:

New American Standard Bible

And He will delight in the fear of the Lord,
And He will not judge by what His eyes see,
Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;

King James Version

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

Holman Bible

His delight will be in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge
by what He sees with His eyes,
He will not execute justice
by what He hears with His ears,

International Standard Version

His delight will be in the fear of the LORD. He won't judge by what his eyes see, nor decide disputes by what his ears hear,

A Conservative Version

And his delight shall be in the fear of LORD. And he shall not judge according to the sight of his eyes, nor decide according to the hearing of his ears,

American Standard Version

And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;

Amplified


And He will delight in the fear of the Lord,
And He will not judge by what His eyes see,
Nor make decisions by what His ears hear;

Darby Translation

And his delight will be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears;

Julia Smith Translation

His sweet odor in the fear of Jehovah: and not according to the seeing of his eyes shall he judge, and not according to the hearing of his ears shall he decide.

King James 2000

And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And his {breath} [is] in the fear of Yahweh. And he shall judge not by his eyesight, and he shall rebuke not by {what he hears with} his ears.

Modern King James verseion

And He is made to breathe in the fear of Jehovah. And He shall not judge according to the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes: neither shall rebuke after the hearing of his ears.

NET Bible

He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay.

New Heart English Bible

His delight will be in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears;

The Emphasized Bible

So will he find fragrance, in the reverence of Yahweh, And not, by the sight of his eyes, will he judge, Nor by the hearing of his ears, will he decide;

Webster

And will make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he will not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

World English Bible

His delight will be in the fear of Yahweh. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears;

Youngs Literal Translation

To refresh him in the fear of Jehovah, And by the sight of his eyes he judgeth not, Nor by the hearing of his ears decideth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 11

in the fear
יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

of the Lord

Usage: 0

and he shall not judge
שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

after the sight
מראה 
Mar'eh 
Usage: 104

of his eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

משׁמע 
Mishma` 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

The Branch's Righteous Reign

2 And the spirit of the Lord will be resting on him, the spirit of wisdom and good sense, the spirit of wise guiding and strength, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; 3 And he will not be guided in his judging by what he sees, or give decisions by the hearing of his ears: 4 But he will do right in the cause of the poor, and give wise decisions for those in the land who are in need; and the rod of his mouth will come down on the cruel, and with the breath of his lips he will put an end to the evil-doer.


Cross References

John 7:24

Let not your decisions be based on what you see, but on righteousness.

1 Samuel 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, Do not take note of his face or how tall he is, because I will not have him: for the Lord's view is not man's; man takes note of the outer form, but the Lord sees the heart.

2 Samuel 14:17

Then your servant said, May the word of my lord the king give me peace! for my lord the king is as the angel of God in his hearing of good and bad: and may the Lord your God be with you!

1 Kings 3:9

Give your servant, then, a wise heart for judging your people, able to see what is good and what evil; for who is able to be the judge of this great people?

1 Kings 3:28

And news of this decision which the king had made went through all Israel; and they had fear of the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to give decisions.

Job 12:11

Are not words tested by the ear, even as food is tasted by the mouth?

Job 34:3

For words are tested by the ear, as food is tasted by the mouth.

Proverbs 2:5

Then the fear of the Lord will be clear to you, and knowledge of God will be yours.

Proverbs 2:9

Then you will have knowledge of righteousness and right acting, and upright behaviour, even of every good way.

Isaiah 33:6

And she will have no more fear of change, being full of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge: the fear of the Lord is her wealth.

Luke 2:52

And Jesus was increasing in wisdom and in years, and in grace before God and men.

John 2:25

He had no need for any witness about man; for he himself had knowledge of what was in man.

John 8:15-16

You are judging from what you see; I am judging no man.

1 Corinthians 2:13-15

And these are the things which we say, not in the language of man's wisdom, but in words given to us by the Spirit, judging the things of the spirit by the help of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 4:3-5

But it is a small thing to me that I am judged by you or by man's judging; I am not even a judge of myself.

Philippians 1:9-10

And my prayer is that you may be increased more and more in knowledge and experience;

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for men of full growth, even for those whose senses are trained by use to see what is good and what is evil.

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